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Webinar: Electric Transport Synergy with Renewables
April 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
Featured Speaker: Johan Driesen, KU Leuven
Johan Driesen received the MSc degree in 1996 as Electrical Engineer from the KU Leuven, Belgium. He received the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering at KU Leuven in 2000. In 2000-2001 he was a visiting researcher in the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, UK. In 2002 he was working at the University of California, Berkeley, USA. Currently he is a full professor at the KU Leuven and teaches power electronics, renewables, drives and electromobility. He conducts research on distributed energy resources, including renewable energy systems, power electronics and its applications, for instance in renewable energy and electric vehicles.
Within EnergyVille, Johan Driesen, the research collaboration specializing in energy in smart cities and buildings, in cooperation with VITO and Imec, he is involved in the programs on power electronics, distributed energy resources, electric vehicles and storage interfaces.
Johan Driesen is also the program director of the international master programs in energy at KU Leuven and within the EIT-KIC InnoEnergy, a pan-European consortium supporting education and innovation in sustainable energy, the Education Director for the Benelux area.
Moderator: Charlie Smith, ESIG Executive Director
Registration Cost: FREE
Webinar Abstract: During this webinar we will discuss different options to make the transition to sustainable transport, from an energy system perspective. The electrical energy vector is compared with other “clean” alternatives for mobility. The main shift builds on a large-scale electrification of cars and freight vehicles, though this will not go unnoticed for certain parts of the electricity system. For instance, smart charging will become a necessity. The options for shipping and air travel will be discussed as well.